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  • 7 days ago

    Just stopped Smoking...

    I had stopped smoking in 2004 - had not smoked for 11 years. Then, in 2016, I separated, got divorced, sold a house, moved, two kids in college and starting taking on a bigger role as care giver to elderly mother - in another state so I started smoking AGAIN. I just bought a pack last night - smoked today and realized I HATE SMOKING! Broke the cigarettes, threw them in the trash and threw away my lighter. I joined this message board for support. I don't want to smoke and I need help. Next stop....
  • 1 month ago

    Addicted to smoking, my health depends on me quitting

    Hi, I am glad I found this support page. I have heart disease, COPD with severe asthma, osteoporosis, and several other health issues that are all critical reasons why I need to quit smoking. I have tried e-cigs, vapes, Chantix, patches, antidepressant's, gum, lozenges, candy, eating, walking, exercising, yoga, support meetings, you name it, I've probably already tried it. Nothing helps, and several of the above mentioned attempts didn't agree with my stomach or my being prevented from....
  • 1 month ago

    Addicted to Nicotine Lozenges

    Hello, My husband is addicted to Nicotine Lozenges. He has never smoked but a friend of his at work started chewing Nicorette years ago and he would chew a few here and there and now years later he is addicted to the lozenges (the gum makes him feel sick). It's costing a fortune for this habit as he has 2 tablets in his month ALL DAY! I have done all the research I can do make him aware that its not healthy long term. He has high blood pressure already. He wants to stop but cannot do it. Does....
  • 1 month ago

    Quit again 4 days ago.

    Hi, I’m glad WebMD has this stop smoking message board for me to lean on and to have a place to be accountable and to go to when I need to talk through this. I had stopped smoking before for about 10 years but fighting for my daughter (still fighting) in a horrible still ongoing custody battle with an Alienating Parent that has Alienated my daughter from me 7-1/2 years ago ended up with me reaching for my drug fix of nicotine/cigarette after not seeing my daughter at month 7 and of course it got....
  • 1 month ago

    37 year old needs help

    I am a 37 year old with a 2 year old. I have tried so many options out there and nothing has worked. Desperate to quit smoking . I've been smoking for 18 years. And I need to stop. I read about the withdrawal and that's what stops me from quiting. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • 1 month ago

    Constipation after quitting smoking

    I have been trying to quit smoking for approx 6 months, and have been able to deal with withdrawal symptoms fairly easily however cigarettes had always made me need the toilet and without them I become constipated and so have relapsed due to the discomfort after 3 weeks of not smoking in which time my bowel movements were around once a week and usually did not provide much relief. Are there any aids that could assist me or will this just have to resolve itself over time? Until I can have regular....
  • 2 months ago

    Not my first time trying to quit, but I believe I'm ready now

    Hi everyone! I guess this is an introductory post if that's alright. I've been smoking for 20 years (with a few breaks and a few times cutting down as much as I could, still feeling a bit guilty and hopeless about these failures) and am now trying one more time with the patch, lozenges, and ecigs. Cold turkey turned me into a monster, and I am now trying to come up with the best combination of things which have worked the longest for me. I don't really have much support in my real life....
  • 5 months ago

    Day 2 - using Target brand nicotine patches

    Hi All....I'm new to this. I am on day 2 of not smoking after about 30 years. Started Target patches after bad reaction to Nicoderm CQ and had to be on prendnizone for a week. I quit to be healthier and due to expense ($10/Pack in MA). I did quit for 7 months back in 2012 but severe weight gain and a bad car accident (broke my back) started me up again. I have joined a gym and try to go 3-4 times per week to combat weight gain along with making better health choices. I work full time and went....
  • 5 months ago

    How to Quit Smoking

    I'm curious if anyone on here has tried CBD by way of tinctures, edibles or vape as away to quite smoking?
  • 6 months ago

    quit smoking

    I have tried over the years to quit and the best success I had was using hypnosis. I was smoke free for 6 years and I started again because of a migraine and a stressful situation and no meds to help so I tried the only other option that I had at the time, Now knowing what I know now I wish I could turn the clock back and use essential oils(aromatherpy) and hypnosis and be smoke free again. as the aromatherpy is helping and I recommend trying it if you are wanting to quit. I am happy to help if you....